Rank and organization: Major, 116th Pennsylvania Infantry. Place and
date: At Chancellorsville, Va., 4_5 May 1863.
Entered service at: Philadelphia,
Pa. Born: 1 April 1839, Ireland.
Date of issue: 26 March 1895.
In command of the picket line held the enemy in check all night to cover
the retreat of the Army.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)